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Moon of Ice

(1988)
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Awards
Prometheus Award Best Novel
Publisher's Weekly
Hitler did not lose World War II in Linaweaver's alternate history. After developing his own atom bomb, he conquered most of Europe and Russia but reached a stalemate with America. In the ensuing cold war, Germany suffers renewed inflation and is stifled by an overstratified bureaucracy while America prospers but becomes Balkanized with an ever-weaker Federal government. This warped mirror image of our world is seen through the eyes of New York editor Alan Whittmore and through two of his publications: the diaries of aging Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and his rebellious, anarchist daughter Hilda. Linaweaver's relegating the Holocaust to a small corner of his sometimes comic opera plot is sure to offend some, but he also offers a provocative rereading of the last half century, comparing FDR's powers to Hitler's, considering the war crimes trial of Winston Churchill and, in the book's grabber, describing a hugely popular Nazi propaganda film that turns out to be Raiders of the Lost Ark with every ethnic stereotype intact.

Library Journal
In an alternate universe in which Hitler won World War II and America has devolved into a fractured country of rugged individualists, the radical daughter of Joseph Goebbels dares to publish her late father's secret diaries, revealing the bizarre fantasies at the core of Nazi doctrine. Considerably expanded from his short story of the same title, Linaweaver's first novel takes a satiric look at national insanity of many kinds. Recommended for sf collections. JC



Praise for this book

"I greatly enjoyed Moon of Ice. It reminded me sharply of how close we came to losing World War II. It's a good story." - Robert Heinlein


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September 2007 : USA Hardback

Title: Moon of Ice
Author(s): Brad Linaweaver
ISBN: 1-59222-036-3 / 978-1-59222-036-6 (USA edition)
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October 1990 : USA Hardback

Title: Moon of Ice
Author(s): Brad Linaweaver
ISBN: 0-517-05769-7 / 978-0-517-05769-8 (USA edition)
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February 1988 : USA Hardback
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April 2007 : USA Paperback

Title: Moon of Ice
Author(s): Brad Linaweaver
ISBN: 1-59222-037-1 / 978-1-59222-037-3 (USA edition)
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March 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moon of Ice
Author(s): Brad Linaweaver
ISBN: 0-8125-2020-3 / 978-0-8125-2020-0 (USA edition)
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February 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: Moon of Ice
Author(s): Brad Linaweaver
ISBN: 0-586-20359-1 / 978-0-586-20359-0 (UK edition)
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